ambition

Ambition can be defined as an eager or strong desire to accomplish something. Anyone that has ever created anything, given this world any value, or simply aspired to greater heights, had to have a certain ambitious quality in their personality. Here are 20 quotes that will reinforce the magnitude that ambition must possess within your existence:

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
Mark Twain

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”
– Bill Bradley

“A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions”
– Marcus Aurelius

“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.”
– Samuel Johnson

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
Salvador Dali

“Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose”
– Frank Tyger

“The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed, you must have a larger ambition.”
John D Rockefeller

“A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.”
– Steven Brust

“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.”
– Sir John Denham

“The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery. “
– Oliver Goldsmith

“Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.”
– William Lilly

“If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.”
– Mildred Mcafee

“Ambition is not a vice of little people.”
– Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

“Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.”
– Thomas Otway

“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.”
William Shakespear

“Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.”
– Sir Henry Taylor

“Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.”
– Robert Browning

“Ambition never comes to an end.”
– Yoshida Kenko

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7 Comments

  1. inspiring words

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  2. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ” – Timothy Leary

    “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.”  – Dr Phil

    “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. ” – Salvador Dali

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  3. My ambition is to change the world…

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  4. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”
    This is so true… Thank you so much for keeping us motivated and keep on writing these amazing articles.

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  5. youre right cathy that is a great list and any one can get motivated by reading this listof pharse

    Regard`s
    Satish

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  6. What a great list… I love the very last one as I just watched the Movie The Bucket List last night and we should all have ambition until the very end as it is true it does not end (unless we end it) 🙂

    Cheers
    Cathy

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  7. What a great list… I love the very last one as I just watched the Movie The Bucket List last night and we should all have ambition until the very end as it is true it does not end (unless we end it) 🙂

    Cheers
    Cathy

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